Dr. Shannon Falconer | Because Animals

In This Episode

While it’s very much still in its infancy, cultured or lab-grown meat has developed a huge following. Cultured meat products for people can be found in grocery stores and fast-food restaurants across the continent. What about applying the model to the world of pet food, to create a more ethical and environmentally-sustainable source of food for cats and dogs?

This week on the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, Shawn and Ivan are joined by Dr. Shannon Falconer, the Co-Founder and CEO of Because Animals, to talk about growing meat, the rise in popularity of cricket protein, and the business challenges associated with getting such a scientifically innovative product into the hands of consumers.

Topics Covered

  • The Advantages of Cultured Meat Over Commercial Pet Food
  • The Process of Growing Meat in a Lab
  • The Challenges Facing Cultured Meat